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zakaria coming to you from davos, switzerland. you know, davos is often caricatured but i find it u useful. wherever could you meet leaders from all over the world in an informal setting for over four days. that has been the case for the two extraordinary interviews i have for you. the first is with larry summers the head of the economic council at the white house and the second is foreign minister mottaki. i remembered back a year ago in davos when the entire financial world was in a state of shock. the global financial system was crippled and the global economy was in its most significant contraction in 50 years and gloom was pervasive. this year, the financial system has stabilized, almost every major economy in the world is beginning to grow again and few political and social upheavals as a consequence of the crash of 2008. so, that should be reason enough to cheer loudly, right? but the mood at davos is unease. there is a general perception that we're entering a new world. the advance industrial world has staved off catastrophe but at great costs. debt deficits. the old certainties ab
us today. fareed zakaria "gps" starts right now. >>> this is "gps the global public square." we begin today with haiti. i want to go beyond the terrible images you've seen in the last days tragic as they are, and help us understand this tragedy and how it came to be this way. everybody surely knows by now that haiti is the poorest country in the entire western hemisphere, but that's not the whole story. you see, haiti has been marked by violence, turmoil and tragedy from the start until recently when things turned up only to be dashed by this earthquake. and that start informed the tragedies that had befallen this country ever since. so, a quick history lesson, one that i think is fascinating on its own merits and one that is essential to understanding haiti today. the island that became known as his panola was discovered by europeans when christopher columbus landed there in 1492. 200 years later in 1697, the french gained control of the western part of this island. african slaves growing sugar and coffee and tobacco there became a gold mine for the french, but then in 1791, the slav
to be colonelism to many haitians if we're crude about it and especially if it's only us who do it. we ought to be the major party in that effort because most of the resources probably will have to come from us, but as you said, there is brazil and other countries in the area that would be involved. the french have a moral obligation, a cultural link. they could be more involved. so, once we let the human capital sort of assert itself, i think haiti could be quite attractive caribbean country. >> what lesson do you draw that you look at haiti and then look across the border to the dominican republic and the dominican republic is doing very well for a third world country and it's peaceful and it's stable and how could these two countries have such different paths? >> well, they've had, to some extent, different political experiences and the haitians just had bad luck with some particular leaders and then there was this even very specific phenomenon of deforestation in haiti in which the dominicans wisely did not emulate and that did damage the base in haiti. >> you know people who make broade
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